Archives For September 2012

Two brand new free courses have been made available on Fronter for Sidmouth College pupils which include Windows Essentials 1 & 2. These courses are designed for the user to get the most out of their Windows 7 computer, the first part of the course focuses on Windows enhancements and also explains how you can use libraries to organize your documents and files and quickly search for the programs and files you need. The second part of the course focuses on more advanced features that help speed common tasks up and shows how to work more efficiently. It then explains how to work with devices and printers, maintain and protect your computer and data and describes some of the networking and remote connectivity enhancements found in Windows 7.

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Have you ever experienced saving a file which is just too big to store, email as an attachment or simply print to your printer? Due to the advent of ever increasing picture quality, the associated file sizes of the pictures is ever increasing! Fortunately there is a tool within Microsoft Word that can help you deal with this issue and its so simple to use, only a few clicks and your problem is solved.

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Microsoft have launched the Office 2013 preview which is available from the Microsoft website (click here for link). You will need a live account (Microsoft email address) to sign in to allow you to download the installer. Once downloaded, installation is as easy as the two of its predecessors (2010 and 2007) with a minimal design feel and easy to understand installation options. Be aware that if you opt for the full installation, this new version will hog over 3GB of hard disk space (making it the hungriest version of Office yet!).

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